A WOMAN has died and a man has been arrested following a crash on a North Yorkshire road.

The 60-year-old woman from York was driving a white Kia Picanto towards York on the A63 at Cliffe, near Selby, at about 8.45pm yesterday, when her car and a blue BMW 3 Series travelling in the opposite direction crashed.

The woman suffered serious injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said the 25-year-old man driving the BMW was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving, and remains in police custody for questioning.

Officers have urged anyone who saw the crash or either vehicle prior to the collision to contact them on 101, email martin.mulcaster@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.